John Georgakopoulos
John Georgakopoulos
Partner at Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
(416) 862-4826
(416) 863-1938
1 Toronto St, Suite 900, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2008
John Georgakopoulos, BSc (Hons.), MSc, LLB, is a Law Society of Ontario Certified Specialist in Environmental Law. John resolves complex environmental legal issues for clients, uniquely drawing on his technical knowledge as a former senior environmental scientist with Ontario’s environmental regulator. John has particular expertise advising property developers, REITs, industrial manufacturers, and municipalities about managing environmental risks and liabilities associated with brownfields and contaminated sites. John provides strategic advice to help protect clients against corporate and personal environmental liabilities including civil claims, regulatory orders, prosecutions and fines. John is selected annually for The Best Lawyers in Canada for environmental law. He is ranked as a Global Leader in Who's Who Legal: Environment and ranked as a National Leader in Who's Who Legal Canada: Environment. Willms & Shier is recognized in The Globe and Mail's list of Canada's Best Law Firms for 2022!
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